Kelly, Kelly, Kelly…when will you stop toying with our emotions? Night after night, you take the stage and effortlessly bend genres with your vocal chords of steel. You’ve tackled the likes of Eminem and Gotye, but we have to admit that nothing makes us happier than hearing you croon something country. In the last few months, we’ve swayed along to YouTube videos of ”Wide Open Spaces” and “Walkaway Joe,” but this time, you’ve outdone yourself.
It takes some real country chops to tackle a classic like Tammy Wynette‘s ”Stand By Your Man,” but in Indianapolis, you did just that. And brilliantly, we might add.
Kelly, it’s time. We’ve hummed along to “Breakaway,” jumped to “Since U Been Gone,” snarled to “Never Again,” and fist-pumped to “Stronger,” but it’s time to give us a country album. Pop music will always be waiting for you with open arms, but country is ready for you. Put that Texan twang to good use, join up with pals like Blake & Miranda, and give us a real country CD. It’s time.
In the meantime, we’ll be watching this brilliant cover. Over and over and over again.
Kellie Pickler is one busy woman these days. While she gets ready to release her brand new studio album “100 Proof” on January 24th, she has found some time to enjoy the holiday season this year. She will be all over television for the Christmas season, including both the CMA Country Christmas special and a guest appearance on Michael Buble‘s Christmas special.
Tonight, catch Kellie performing “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” on the CMA Country Christmas special airing at 9 pm EST on ABC. Next week, Kellie will join Michael Buble on his first holiday special “A Michael Buble Christmas.” Her duet with Michael on “White Christmas” airs on Tuesday, December 6th.
“Michael and the entire cast was so warm and welcoming,” said Kellie. “They made me feel all ‘Buble,’” she laughed
Kellie Pickler is anxious to release her new album in January, which she feels showcases her more traditional country roots. “100 Proof” was influenced by artists like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette.